Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
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  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Nov 9, 2010
    88
    Comedies open every week. This is the kind I like best. It grows from human nature and is about how people do their jobs and live their lives.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Jan 17, 2011
    80
    Every one of its cues might be tele-prompted, but this is an assured, likable comedy. Ford is as good as he's been in ages, but the stand-out is McAdams. If there were any justice, the movie would send her stellar.
  3. Reviewed by: Amy Nicholson
    Nov 10, 2010
    80
    Ford is hilarious and brooding, deeply wrinkled and deeply intimidating. He's got the best lines, courtesy of screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna (of the repellent "27 Dresses" and the much better "The Devil Wears Prada").
  4. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Nov 10, 2010
    80
    Breezy and enjoyable.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Nov 11, 2010
    75
    Patrick Wilson rounds out the cast as McAdams' love interest, but his presence seems necessary only to classify Morning Glory as a romantic comedy. The heart of the movie is really McAdams' wonderfully contentious relationship with Ford.
  6. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Nov 10, 2010
    75
    Rather like a four-hour episode of "Today": painless enough, leavening superficiality with substance, allowing you to watch and still do the laundry without missing anything vital.
  7. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Nov 10, 2010
    75
    The acting is so exact and the timing so crisp that it delivers precisely the satisfaction you'd anticipate.
  8. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Nov 10, 2010
    75
    The film is at its best when it is at its most goofy, at times coming close to the laugh-aloud outrageousness of Will Ferrell's "Anchorman."
  9. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Nov 9, 2010
    75
    Some of the on-camera bitchery between Mr. Ford and Ms. Keaton is laugh-out-loud witty. For the most part, Morning Glory is a delicious movie that will make you jump for joy.
  10. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Nov 9, 2010
    75
    Mainstream moviemaking at its most proficient, with a zippy script, comfort-food casting and a breakout performance by a deserving star.
  11. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Nov 10, 2010
    70
    This often-witty baby-of-"Broadcast News" tries hard to be liked, like the TV fluff it's built around. The news is that, often, it succeeds.
  12. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Nov 9, 2010
    70
    This is a brash, lightweight backstage comedy that looks lovely, doesn't insult its audience and uses its stars, both young and old, to terrific effect.
  13. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Nov 10, 2010
    67
    Only a spunky cast prevents the film from being as tedious as a test pattern.
  14. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Nov 10, 2010
    67
    Where Broadcast News mourned the trivialization of the nightly news, Morning Glory asks you to learn to stop worrying and love the trivia.
  15. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Nov 11, 2010
    63
    A tart, terrific comedy that gives Harrison Ford his best and funniest role in years.
  16. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Nov 10, 2010
    63
    It includes more than a few clever lines, and boasts a stellar cast, including the underutilized Diane Keaton.
  17. Reviewed by: Carrie Rickey
    Nov 9, 2010
    63
    In rhythm, humor and performance, Morning Glory is, at best, sporadic.
  18. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Nov 9, 2010
    63
    Morning Glory is itself a work of extreme fluff, a lightweight bauble about the morning-show wars that floats on the updrafts of character comedy until it charmingly self-destructs in the final act.
  19. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Nov 9, 2010
    63
    If the romantic comedy Morning Glory clicks with audiences, the McAdams factor surely will be the reason why.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 89 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
  1. Dec 7, 2012
    5
    A common argument is not original.
  2. Aug 29, 2014
    7
    Another news-workplace comedy elevated by a strong premise and a spot-on cast. It has Aline Brosh McKenna written all over it--but when youAnother news-workplace comedy elevated by a strong premise and a spot-on cast. It has Aline Brosh McKenna written all over it--but when you have Diane Keaton and Rachel McAdams attached, it's wonderful. Full Review »
  3. Apr 16, 2012
    8
    This movie is a good feeling movie, is interesting, have a good humor, the cast have a great performances, is like this movies that made toThis movie is a good feeling movie, is interesting, have a good humor, the cast have a great performances, is like this movies that made to hang, are really great case. I love morning glory, is a great movie. Full Review »